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Poster: Moongleam Date: Aug 2, 2014 9:49am
Forum: feature_films Subject: No more uploads

I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%.

The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading, uploading via FTP. They have decided to force everyone to use an inferior, cruder method.

The programmers at archive.org want you to be completely dependent upon and at the mercy of Adobe Corporation; in other words, they want you to use the Flash uploader.

When using the Flash uploader, there is a progress indicator that gives only a very rough idea of how much of the file has been uploaded. There is nothing to indicate the rate at which the upload is progressing. There is no way to resume an interrupted upload.

The Flash uploader is much more primitive than uploading by FTP.

When attempting to use the non-flash uploader, this message appears:

"Unfortunately we do not have upload progress feedback while files transfer during this (non-flash) method."

And, of course, there is no way to resume an interrupted upload.

Unbelievably crude.

But the incompetent programmers at archive.org will probably tell you that the non-FTP methods of uploading are "way kewl" and have lots of nifty blinking lights.

When the programmers at archive.org removed the best way of uploading, they didn't make it easier to upload. They made it harder. They probably resented that the best way made their ways seem so clunky by comparison. And they felt that they needed to make it appear that they were earning their paychecks by making some sort of an "improvement".

It seems that they have no interest in making things easier for contributors to archive.org and that they are only interested in making things easier for themselves.

I have uploaded over 200 videos (feature films and television shows) to archive.org. Since the programmers at archive.org have used their time to sabotage FTP uploading, I will be unable to upload any more videos.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Aug 3, 2014 7:24am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: No more uploads

using archive.org/upload with Chrome, Firefox or Safari is html5 based, not flash.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Aug 3, 2014 3:38am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: No more uploads

I'm sorry to hear that. You've uploaded a lot of good stuff in the past few years. And I also feel that the Archive isn't what it used to be. When I was uploading a lot of videos a couple of years back, the process was simple, and the only issue I had with it was how long it took to upload feature length movies. Now I can't even upload a trailer without running into a problem. I guess this is what we laughingly call progress. Hell, I won't even be able to download anything until I can come up with the dough to get a new pc. The one I have now is so old and worn out that upgrading it won't be worth the hassle. That, and my pc runs Vista and the disk drive is shot.

This post was modified by guyzilla on 2014-08-03 10:38:20

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